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Wittner Maelzel Solid Wood Metronome - Walnut - With Bell - Model 813M

Wittner Maelzel Solid Wood Metronome - Walnut - With Bell - Model 813M

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Wittner Model 813M Solid Wood Metronome - Walnut Stain - Matte Finish - With Adjustable Bell Chime 

A beautiful, precision, pyramid-style, wooden metronome from Wittner. Solid wood exterior (not veneer or laminate) with walnut stain and matte finish. Bell can be set to chime every 2, 3, 4, or 6 beats, or can be turned off. An extraordinarily handsome and reliable machine. A gorgeous addition to any music studio. Hand-crafted in Germany.

Q. I can't find the key to wind my metronome.
A. The key is stored on the bottom of the metronome for safety in shipping. Simply pull it from the storage slot and install. Replacement keys and pendulum weights are available to order.

Q. How do I wind my metronome?
A. Locate the key on the bottom of the metronome. Place in the hole on the side of the metronome and turn clockwise to thread it onto the metal shaft. When installing for the first time, you may find that you need to wiggle the key a bit, or adjust the angle, in order to get the key properly situated and onto the threaded shaft. Once the key is installed, simply turn clockwise until the metronome is fully wound

Q. How do I adjust the tempo on my metronome?
A. A small weight is attached to the pendulum (located at the very bottom of the pendulum when initially shipped). Simply adjust its position, up or down, to the desired speed.

Q. How do I turn on/adjust the bell?
A. The metal bell adjustment mechanism is located immediately above the winding key, on the right side of the metronome. When pushed in, the bell will not chime, though it is normal to hear a very faint, muffled, tap on the bell. (If this very faint sound is not desired, we recommend purchasing a model without the bell mechanism). Pull the mechanism out to set the bell chime to every 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 6th beat, according to the meter of the music being played.

Q. Can I leave the metronome wound, or do I need to let it unwind completely each time?
A. When putting the metronome into storage, Wittner recommends allowing the spring to completely unwind. However, the spring is designed to hold tension for long periods of time without ill effect. Under normal circumstances, with occasional use, the metronome may be left wound, or partially wound between practice sessions.

Q. Does Wittner use all metal parts?
A. No.  Under the solid wood exterior, Wittner uses a combination of metal and high-desnity, high-quality, composite gears and mechanical parts.  Metal expands and contracts with changing temperatures.  So, to ensure accuracy, certain working parts must be made of composite.  Where strength is required, as in the plate that holds the mechenasim to the solid-wood housing, metal is used.  The base, the black background behind the pendulum, and the feet are also composite.    

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Jennifer Ferris
Recent Purchase

My item was exactly as described and was shipped very promptly with secure packaging to ensure that it arrived without any damage. Would highly recommend this business for any purchases you are considering. Great communication and very efficient shipping.

Arlene G.

Ordered the Wittner solid wood metronome in walnut and it??s absolutely beautiful! Works well, shipping was fast and had great communication with the company. Would definitely order from this company again!

Lesley Marshall
Solid Wood Metronome

It was June again and my better half "Red" was having another birthday. Red plays the guitar, "beautifully" I may add and owns just about everything he needs to maintain his custom built guitars. In conversation he mentioned he never purchased a wood Metronome but would love to get one.
I investigated Metronomes on line and J.S.Fisher Violins came to my attention so I called and spoke to Mr. Jim Fisher personally. Mr. Fisher explained to me that any string instrument could use a Metronome and how it worked, very informative.
Well, from placing my order to the speedy delivery everything went so smoothly.
Needless to say my music man was pleasantly surprised
and the Metronome adds even more class to his already stunning collection!
Mr. Fisher, simply, THANK YOU... Lesley Marshall